Sources of guidance on right and wrong among conservatives by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among conservatives by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of conservatives who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area61%5%29%5%< 1%218
Boston Metro Area32%6%48%11%3%109
Chicago Metro Area40%6%46%7%1%260
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area58%8%30%4%1%275
Detroit Metro Area45%8%39%8%< 1%127
Houston Metro Area53%6%35%5%1%197
Los Angeles Metro Area44%7%37%10%2%333
Miami Metro Area45%9%42%2%3%140
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area43%9%41%2%4%108
New York City Metro Area40%8%40%9%4%510
Philadelphia Metro Area37%9%40%12%2%196
Phoenix Metro Area47%7%40%3%2%153
Providence Metro Area34%13%47%5%1%100
Riverside, CA Metro Area54%3%28%11%3%139
San Diego Metro Area53%13%27%6%1%104
Tampa Metro Area39%5%46%10%< 1%107
Washington, DC Metro Area51%5%35%7%3%200
Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.

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